Wednesday, June 12, 2013

President Eisenhower looking correct with his warning...

The Daily Beast's John Avlon has a great article up about how former President Dwight Eisenhower's warnings about the "Military-Industrial Complex" have been proven to be spot on.

An excerpt:

But the military-industrial complex has a trump card to play with members of Congress and the public: nobody wants to argue with national security, especially when the very real threat of terrorism exists. This ain’t no phantom menace: more than 45 jihadist terror plots had been stopped before the 10th anniversary of 9/11. But the combination of real threat and opaque multibillion-dollar budgets leads inevitably to a lack of transparency and accountability. That’s where the risk of not just information-dragnet overreach but also the risk of leakers like Ed Snowden comes in. With this level of complexity in the system, security is ironically almost impossible to maintain.

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